My Ryane Clowe PC has been treading the water lately; my mind or wallet hasn't been there as of late. Card collecting in general has taken a backseat due to life and my wandering hobby habits. It's all beginning to take a turn though; recently I let go of a ton of cards that have become a tower of dime boxes in my bedroom. The pleasure of having free space and organization instead of a clutter of cards has rejuvenated any ill feelings I've had about my collection.
Anyway I did pick up one new addition to the Clowe collection about a month or so ago.
I picked up this 'Gold Status' /99 card for about $5 shipping in - It's nothing to write home about but eh, it's another Clowe that I needed that can be crossed of the list. There are still another three Clowe cards birthed from the 2011-12 Donruss Elite set that I need; the base, 'Aspirations Die Cut' and the 'Passing The Torch' auto featuring Dan Cleary /100. The 'Passing The Torch' card is a redemption that I've attempted to bid on several times in the past but have yet to win. Apparently Clowe isn't good with getting his stickers back to Panini - I've been waiting on an auto/jersey redemption from Panini for a few months now which tells me that I'm better off waiting until the actual card arrives on the secondary market.
Which reminds me, I redeemed a 2011-12 Upper Deck Artifacts rookie card back on September 23, 2011; first day Artifacts was released and I'm still waiting on my card. Think I should give them a call? Has anyone received their Artifacts rookie redemptions from Upper Deck? It wasn't even an auto.